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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

LIBERAL ARTS
Speech Communication Specialization
 
Associate of Arts Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI


Purpose: The Liberal Arts major with the specialization in Speech Communication is designed for students who wish to study speech communication at the college level or who wish to transfer to a four-year institution for a baccalaureate degree.

Transfer Information: Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1___ 201 Foreign Language 3
2MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I 3
3___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
4SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   15
2nd Semester
5CST Elective 3
6ENG 112 College Composition II 3
1___ 202 Foreign Language 3
2MTH 152 Math for the Liberal Arts II 3
3___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total   16
3rd Semester
5CST Elective 3
7ENG Literature Elective 3
8___ General Elective 3
9HIS Elective 3
10___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   15
4th Semester
CST 126 Interpersonal Communication or 3
  CST  227  Business and Professional Communication or  
  CST  229  Intercultural Communication  
8___ General Elective 3
9HIS Elective 3
11___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
10___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   15
Total credits for the Speech Communication Specialization=61

1 Students completing the A.A. in Liberal Arts must demonstrate intermediate college-level (201-202) proficiency in a language other than English. The 201-202 courses require a prerequisite proficiency equivalent to the 101-102 sequence in the language. Placement testing determines initial foreign language level. Students completing 101-102 foreign language may use those credits to meet general elective requirements. Waivers or credit by exam (through CLEP) for previous experience is available for some languages. Students whose native language is not English may substitute general electives for foreign language upon the approval of the advising division dean.

2 Any higher-level mathematics course may be substituted; see transfer requirements.

3 The science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

4 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

5 The CST elective may be selected from the following: CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227, or 229.

6 ENG 125 may be substituted with the advice of a counselor or academic advisor according to requirements of transfer institutions.

7 Any 200-level literature course with an ENG prefix satisfies this requirement.

8 Students who need to take the 101-102 level of foreign language should use the General Elective to begin taking the language sequence.

9 The history elective may be selected from the HIS courses listed under Social/Behavioral Sciences listed under General Education Electives. HIS 101-102 or HIS 121-122 are recommended.

10 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

11 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.